Exciting gateway tower saga continues

Tower

The Bell Park development saga to create an iconic residential tower at a gateway to downtown Denver continued last week. Buzz Geller, whose Paradise Land Co. owns the historic triangular site along Speer Boulevard, Market Street and Cherry Creek at the edge of Lower Downtown, last Thursday presented the latest proposal for the site to…

John Rebchook

February 11, 2019

Buyer drills Bell Park site

Buyer

The mystery buyer who has the prominent “Bell Park” site along Speer Boulevard under contract has taken a preliminary, but necessary, step in buying one of the most high-profile sites in downtown Denver. The unidentified buyer hired the firm Terracon Co., which on Monday was boring 80 feet under the surface of the site to…

John Rebchook

September 11, 2018

Bell Tower site under contract

Bell Tower

Bell Tower, if it had been built, arguably would have been the most architecturally unique tower ever to have graced Denver’s skyline. “The striking design and highly visible location will make it an instant landmark,” Ken Schroeppel, the creator of DenverInfill.com, told me in February 2009, when I was the real estate editor of the Rocky…

John Rebchook

May 16, 2018

Geller: 1,000-foot skyscraper deal dead

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The deal for an 81-story, 1,000-foot skyscraper proposed to be developed in the heart of downtown Denver is dead, the owner of the land said Thursday afternoon. Buzz Geller, whose Paradise Land Co. is the owner of the 25,047-square-foot parcel at 1650 17th St., said he has put the land back on the market for…

John Rebchook

March 2, 2018

Condo colossus coming downtown

condo

Condo colossus. A Miami developer has unveiled plans for a $500 million condominium development that would bring 800 condominium units to downtown Denver in two, 40-story towers. The towers, on a 55,000-square-foot property at 1901 Arapahoe St., would represent the single largest condo project ever built in Denver. Units are anticipated to be priced from…

John Rebchook

April 11, 2017